Simplest, Cheapest, Fastest Way to Publish Your eBook

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You have just finished your masterpiece, anxious to share your ideas with the world. You’ve told friends, colleagues, and those you love, but you still have one last thing to cross off your to-do list, and it happens to be the most important aspect of authorship. What could this critical task be? Well, publishing your book of course!

Considering our independent publishing company  invests countless hours sorting through and researching the topic of publication and writing each week; we have concluded that the cheapest, easiest, and quickest way to get your e-publication into the hands of readers is through the services of Smashwords and KDP (kindle direct publishing) on Amazon.

1) Create Your Smashwords eBook Smashwords_Humantics

Creating a FREE account is easy with Smashwords. Just go to their webpage and click their “join for free” button. You’ll fill out general information and be on your way to publishing your book. If you run into any issues with the formatting of your book, they offer a FREE and simple to use formatting guide. Sometimes as authors, we don’t take into consideration the technicality of indention, illustrations, and other tricky formatting techniques, so this will definitely help.

Benefits:

  • FREE to publish!
  • You keep 90% and Smashwords keeps only 10% of sales, one of the lowest on the web
  • FREE formatting guide
  • FREE ISBN (typically they run $25 a piece)
  • Readers can download for Kindle, Apple/iPad and iBooks/Nook, and as a PDF
  • Receive your personal domain to promote (click here to see our eBook Humantics on Smashwords for a preview)

2) Create Your eBook on Amazon For a complete guide and answers to FAQ’s of publishing on Amazon, read our post “How to Publish an eBook with Amazon.”

So how much does this way of publishing your eBook cost you?

$0 for Smashwords

$0 for Amazon (which will distribute to Barnes and Noble eBooks for FREE in addition)

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Not bad huh?!  If you’re looking for REAL success in the book world, you may want to consider investing more time and (unfortunately) money into your project. But by self-publishing on Amazon and Smashwords, you can take your book for a test drive on the road to sales. Remember, you’ll want to build up your social networks to promote your newly published eBook. Also, write up an e-mail and send to friends and family, asking for their help to forward on, in help with the “big push” of your book. Good luck, writer!

-Bethany and Buddy

Bethany Michaels     Bud Heath

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Beer is Proof that God Loves Us

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

-Benjamin Franklin

 The wise words of Benjamin Franklin still ring true today. There’s just something to be said a about an icy glass of brewed beer, beckoning the corners of your mouth  to rise in an upward slant. And with recent studies, there may be even more reasons to smile.

  • More than 100 studies also show that moderate beer drinking trims risk of heart attacks and dying from cardiovascular disease by 25 to 40 percent, according to Harvard research. Notice the key word, moderate.
  • It can build stronger bones! Research suggests pale ale is best, as it is richest in silicon (and linked to bone health).
  • Forget me not: Some studies prove that a beer a day can help with preventing Alzheimer’s Disease as it  lowered their risk of mental decline by as much as 20%.

Source: Fast Company

Although there are many risks with drinking, and you are urged to consume its deliciousness with utmost responsibility, there are many benefits to offset the negative buzz it has been notorious for.

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Kindle 90 Days Option

We recently had a reader ask the question:

“How do I list my book for free on kindle when I give them the 90 days Amazon only option. I can’t find any instructions.”

Answer:

1. Go to Amazon KDP homepage and sign in.

2. You then will be taken to your dashboard. Click the “Add new title” button.

3. You now have the option to check “enroll this book in KDP Select” as seen here:

Still need help? Check out their Help Topics page or contact Amazon’s support team directly.